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The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast

By Ira Wallace

I spent much of January poring over [Ira Wallace's] friendly, no-nonsense advice.

Washington Post

Growing vegetables requires regionally specific information — what to plant, when to plant it, and when to harvest are based on climate, weather, and first frost. The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast tackles this need head on, with regionally specific growing information written by local gardening expert, Ira Wallace. This region includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Monthly planting guides show exactly what you can do in the garden from January through December. The skill sets go beyond the basics with tutorials on seed saving, worm bins, and more. This book also includes a comprehensive gardening primer and an A to Z of edibles — a detailed, invaluable source for the region's tried-and-tested varieties.

Media reviews

"I've taken inspiration (and bought seeds) from the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange catalogue, so when I saw that one of its worker/owners, Ira Wallace, had published [this book], I spent much of January poring over her friendly, no-nonsense advice."

—Joe Yonan, Washington Post

"An absolute delight to look at and to hold. ... A gardening book that you will want to refer to often."

Washington Gardener

"[Wallace's] broad gardening experience is the source of some fantastic advice. ... There is much to learn here."

Lexington Herald-Leader

"It'll turn even an apprehensive dirt-digger into an obsessive vegetable gardener, and a successful one at that."

Garden & Gun

"This guide for Southern gardeners is the perfect tool."

Mississippi Magazine

"This compilation of tips for our climate, the names of reliable regional varieties, and the encouragement to start in any month and harvest in every month, is valuable beyond price."

—Pam Dawling, Sustainable Market Farming

"Timber Press could not have selected a better author for this guide. Ira Wallace is a legend among followers of the organic gardening movement and champions of heirloom vegetable preservation."


About the author

Ira Wallace

Ira Wallace lives and gardens at Acorn Community Farm in Mineral, Virginia — the home of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, where she coordinates variety selection and seed growers. Ira serves on the board of the Organic Seed Alliance and is also a co-organizer of the Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello.

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